Rab Alpine Trek

The Teklite fabric has a slightly plastic feel, but still feels good to wear. A no-nonsense walking trouser with contrasting tough Cordura patches on the knees, ankles and seat. They resist the odd shower well enough and are cut from a midweight fabric that’s spot-on for the UK.


Colours: Boston, flint
Sizes: 30-40in waist; 30-34in inside leg
Fabric: Teklite Softshell
Main features: Four pockets, Cordura abrasion-resistant panelling, articulated knees
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01773 601870, www.rab.uk.com

Verdict Near-perfect, well-featured walking trousers that will last a while and are definitely worth the high-ish price tag. Maybe a little technical looking for some, though.


First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008